October 24, 2011

The Winning Mind, Part III

Programming the Mind for Success

Self-hypnosisis an extremely valuable tool for athletes at all levels. If the mind is playing negative pictures, the results will be the same. Whatever the mind perceives as true, becomes true. We image all the time whether we plan to or not.

As we learn to respect the workings of the mind, and become aware of the connection to the body, we can utilize this powerful mechanism to improve any and all areas of our life. There are often self-imposed roadblocks, old beliefs, thought  patterns, and automated emotional responses which keep the athlete side-lined, and off the path leading towards the goals.


Once it is made clear that all is ready to move through the blocks, not only will this occur, but the subconscious mind will assist in making suggestions and plans.

In hypnosis, the hypnotist will work to help re-frame and re-program the inner library for success. When the athlete is trained and practices self-hypnosis, it is relatively easy to reassess a situation in the moment, and program the change right then and there.

One also has the ability to request suggestions from the subconscious mind, as to possibilities for management of a situation.

It is tantamount to having a powerful “inner coach” right there, in every moment, moving the individual towards the planned goal, whether it be hitting the ball straight, choosing the right shot or angle, or maneuvering the entire self done a patch of icy slope.

Whatever the situation, the answer is at hand. Unfortunately many athletes program for what they don`t want, and this is exactly what they get.

As you develop awareness techniques, start listening to “casual mind talk” of others, pick out the negative programming, and observe what happens.

Many people look for magic. They dream of quick results without putting in the work required. Those who achieve excellence know that the way to the top, and the way to stay there is through consistent work and commitment.

The Mind Game is not different, and for those who do commit, the benefits are pure gold!


Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, SRN, CPH is a Clinical Medical Hypnotist, President& Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute located in Sarasota, FL & online at www.hypnosis-audio.com and www.sugar-addiction.com. She specializes in the management of stress& related disorders with her original programs of Interactive Self-Hypnosis & high level nutrition as applied to mind function.

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